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Laura Figi

Senior City Editor, ATXtoday

Laura Figi has called Austin home for more than 12 years and has been known to say it’s her “favorite city in the world.” A proud graduate of Texas State University, she’s been working in local news since 2020. When she’s not working and learning about the community, you can find her at the local thrift shop, spending time with her two cats, or listening to live music.

The new park area has something for all Austinites — young and old — with play areas, seating, a dock, and access to the rest of the trail.
The high-profile restaurant will bring in A-list football players to serve and socialize in support of the Fair Catch Foundation.
With construction for The Confluence continuing along Waller Creek, trail users should expect route disruptions for the next several months.
Located in the heart of Old West Austin, Lou Lambert’s luxurious two-bedroom Castle Hill home is on the market for $1,650,000 now.
Get your head in the game (or learn how to play) with a challenging mahjong match, hosted by Austinite and instructor Claire Ryan.
You can save some cash when the thermometer peaks with these six summertime specials celebrating Austin’s hot weather.
The luxury styling club is the third in Texas, offering showcases, luxury styling services, and free consultations.
Meet the ACL first-timer and five-time SXSW alumna, a Texas native who has been performing R&B and genre-bending music for years.
We want you — our readers — to guess how many days will surpass 100º this summer as the first triple-digit day of the year approaches.
We’re diving into the deep end of history about Texas’ oldest swimming pool, which has been keeping Austinites cool for over a century.
Casa de Luz Este will have a similar focus to its sister kitchen and open inside mixed-use wellness development Casa Este.
Ditch the phone screen for an evening and meet up with locals like you for a fun-filled social experience.
Downtown pop-ups could get easier for small businesses, nonprofits, and artists with the Downtown Austin Space Activation program.
The east Austin project combines work and play with a new pool, restaurant, coffee shop, and coworking space all in one.
Sit back and enjoy the show.
Whether you’re looking for a new cut, color, beard trim, or nail set to rock, we’ve found places all over town to help you feel like your best self.
You’ll never have to deal with a layover again, because these are just a few of ABIA’s direct flights, which will take you to over 100 cities in the US and abroad.
Got kitty fever? Here’s where you can find feline friends in Austin’s business scene.
Support Central Texas’ pollinators by planting native species, attending Pollinator Week events, and supporting local beekeepers.
One of the largest esports events in the world will be held at the Moody Center and bring ~$40 million in economic impact to the city.
From parades, to markets, to art shows and tours, there’s a way for everyone to get in on the celebrations of freedom.
There are 62 Austin James Beard Award winners and semifinalists from years’ past — let’s get to know them a little bit ahead of the 2024 awards.
The highly anticipated mini-train at Zilker Park will reopen this week after four years of renovations.
Decide where to eat, then you can help us decide which restaurants should be on our Austin taco bracket to determine the top tacos in the city.
Radio Rosewood, OKO, and Radius Butcher & Grocery will soon open in the former spaces of Try Hard Coffee, Ah Sing Den, and Salt & Time, respectively.
Say hi to Morgan + Figi, the duo powering your daily newsletter.
Get ready for a week of celebrating women in sports through all-women matches and pop-ups from Saturday, June 8 to Saturday, June 15.
“Breaking Baguettes” will have Team USA athletes talking about French cuisine in Austin and premieres on Tuesday, June 4.
The group behind Taquero Mucho and Revival Coffee debuted its newest concept, La Seareinita, a sister restaurant to northeast Austin counterpart Seareinas.
We’ve got a game for you — test how well you know Charleston venues by the address alone.